Jury weighing Jodi Arias' fate adjourns for day

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Jodi Arias points to her family as a reason for the jury to give her a life in prison sentence instead of the death penalty on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, during the penalty phase of her murder trial at Maricopa County Superior Court in PhoenixZ.  Arias was convicted of first-degree murder in the stabbing and shooting to death of Travis Alexander in his suburban Phoenix home in June 2008. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Rob Schumacher, Pool)
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PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix jury deciding whether Jodi Arias should be sentenced to life in prison or execution has adjourned for the day.

Deliberations are scheduled to resume Wednesday at 10 a.m. local time.

Arias spoke to jurors Tuesday in the penalty phase of her murder trial, asking them to spare her life. She says she'd use her time in prison to bring about positive change, including helping recycle trash and raising money for domestic abuse victims.

The same jury earlier this month convicted the former waitress of first-degree murder in the 2008 killing of her lover.

Arias said Tuesday she "lacked perspective" when she told a local reporter in a post-conviction interview that she preferred execution to spending the rest of her days in jail.

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